Spring is the transition period between winter and summer and sometimes it can be difficult to dress for this in-between season. During the spring, it’s not quite warm enough to wear shorts and tank tops, but it also doesn’t require as many layers as winter. Winter colors are typically dark and summer colors are bright, where spring colors are usually thought of as pastels. But what if you want the perfect balance between winter and summer without looking like an Easter egg? Well, this Fashionista knows what to do.

Her clothes are all neutral colors, including black, white and gray, which she pulls from the winter trend. To brighten up her look, she added a neon green backpack to show that she is looking forward to summer. Other ways to add pops of color to an otherwise neutral outfit can be with a belt, sunglasses or a headband.

Textures add complexity to her look. It is important not to mix too many textures or the look will quickly become overwhelming. Here, this Fashionista is wearing a dark suede jacket and a bright suede backpack. Her pants are dark as well, but they have a rustic denim texture rather than the fuzzy texture of the jacket, which creates the perfect contrast. Her shirt is a soft and simple jersey material and her shoes are sleek and shiny.

You may have heard of the expression “April showers bring May flowers.” Well, in Oregon the May flowers are beautiful, but there are still plenty of showers. This Fashionista is prepared with her Sam Edelman rain boots that are more classy than cutesy.

You can recreate this fun spring look with a cool backpack, a neutral T-shirt, a suede jacket, black denim pants and a pair of classy rain boots.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Fashion changes with every season, so always keep essentials like T-shirts and tank tops that you can dress up with pieces from the latest trends.”